2013

U.S. Consular Services

04 December 2013

U.S. Consular Services event with guest speaker Patricia Neary, the new Consul at U.S. Embassy Luxembourg

Photos: Robert Prendergast

AMCHAM celebrated its popular annual Thanksgiving event with guest of honor Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg's “formateur” and Mayor of Luxembourg City.
Photos: Robert Prendergast

Plain Language

19 November 2013

Josiah Fisk is the Founder and President of More Carrot LLC, a firm that specializes in plain language and information design.
Photos: Geoff Thompson

November ABAL

04 November 2013

Danish Ambassador Louise Bang Jespersen discussed why Danes are the happiest people on Earth.
Photos: Robert Prendergast

Starting a new business is hard work, and avoiding mistakes is critical to the success of your new venture. Christian Jungers, Partner at KLEYR | GRASSO | ASSOCIES, presented the key elements of hiring & firing in small/medium size companies. Laurent Muller, Co-founder of Muller & Associes, presented cash management and planning strategies for new businesses.
Photos: Laurent Weber

October ABAL

07 October 2013

Guest speaker Stefan M. Tiessen, J.D., of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, talked about the legal considerations for entering the U.S. market.
Photos: Geoff Thompson

Social Elections

03 October 2013

AMCHAM Luxembourg partnered with the Luxembourg, British and Irish Chambers of Commerce for an informational session on the Social Elections, with guest speaker Pierrre Lorang, ITM.
Photos: Stephen Roberts

This event focused on marketing spend according to business objectives, with real-life case studies on how to measure event ROI, setting up meaningful metrics and choosing the right tools.
Photos: Stephen Roberts

With presentations by Philippe Pierre, VP APSI and Partner, PwC; Paul Schonenberg, CEO, AMCHAM; Georges Schmit, Consul General and Executive Director; and Gary Kneip, CEO, DATA4.
Photos: Stephen Roberts

This event considered the practical set up and management of family offices, including the opportunities for Luxembourg. With Diana Diels, Luxembourg for Family Office; Henk Van Eldik, Mutual Fund Consulting; Me Jean Brucher, Brucher, Thieltgen & Partners; Venetia Lean, Banque Havilland; Benoit Descourtieux, OP Investment Management Ltd.
Photos: Stephen Roberts

With guest of honor Irish Minister for Public Service Reform and the Office of Public Works, Brian Hayes and contributions from panel members Paul Schonenberg, AMCHAM Luxembourg; Carlo Thelen, Chambre de Commerce, Luxembourg; and Marco Wagener, Chambre de Salariés Luxembourg
Photos: Stephen Roberts

Minister of Labor, Employment and Immigration Nicolas Schmit gave a speech on "The Luxembourg Labor Market: Paradoxes & Opportunities"
Photos: Stephen Roberts

AMCHAM welcomed Minister of Finance & Minister for Communications and Media Luc Frieden for its annual spring networking event.
Photos: Stephen Roberts

June ABAL

03 June 2013

With guest speaker René Closter, President and Founder of Luxembourg Air Rescue
Photos: Geoff Thompson

Top 10 Legal Issues

16 May 2013

AMCHAM's Financial Services committee discussed the curren top 10 legal issues: FATCA, MIFID II, AIFMD, Solvency 2, UCITS V, Basel III, EMIR, Shadow banking, T2S and Savings Directive for insurance companies.
Photos: Stephen Roberts

May ABAL

06 May 2013

AMCHAM welcomed British Ambassador to Luxemboug Alice Walpole for its May ABAL.
Photos: Robert Prendergast

April ABAL

08 April 2013

AMCHAM welcomed Joris Eyck, HelmsBriscoe, who spoke about "Smart Meeting Planning".
Photos: Geoff Thompson

Tax Trends Update

04 March 2013

AMCHAM's Tax Committee hosted its annual tax updates event, with speakers Frank Muntendam, Ernst & Young; Olivier Carré, PwC Luxembourg; Christopher Stuart-Sinclair, Deloitte; Louis Thomas, KPMG; Marc Schmitz, Ernst & Young
Photos: Stephen Roberts

March ABAL

04 March 2013

Richard M. Brandt, Director of the Iacocca Institute and the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry Program (based at Lehigh University), discussed getting the maximum benefit of Generation Y's skills.
Photos: Stephen Roberts

Marketing on a Shoestring

26 February 2013

AMCHAM's Marketing and New Business & Entrepreneurship Committees held a joint event on getting more bang for marketing buck. Guest speakers Jed Grant, Sandstone; Netty Thines, Mediation; Geoff Thompson, The Luxembourg Chronicle; Troy Bankhead, KNEIP; Bernard Michaux, Lucil Film; and Jimmy Martin, Valicon Producers Berlin, provided unique case studies.
Photos: Stephen Roberts

February ABAL

04 February 2013

CEO and long-time entrepreneur, David Arendt, spoke about the new Luxembourg Freeport business model and benefits to Luxembourg.
Photos: Geoff Thompson